• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

Postcards of Fort Smith

over 30 vintage postcards of Fort Smith arranged as montage
Early 20th c. postcards of Fort Smith
 

Fort Smith National Historic Site has an extensive collection of postcards featuring views of Fort Smith and the surrounding area.

Use the links on the right to view postcards of the images of the second Fort Smith, Commissary, Quartermaster Storehouse, and federal court era buildings.

To see additional postcards including images of the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers and early 20th century Fort Smith, click here.

Did You Know?

Portrait of Anna Dawes

A woman was responsible for the building of a modern federal jail at Fort Smith, AR, in 1888. Anna Dawes, daughter of Sen. Dawes of MA, visited the "Hell on the Border" jail in 1885 and wrote an article describing its conditions. When read in Congress, money was quickly approved for a new jail.